Evidence shows Craiglist victim died months ago

Brogan Rafferty, 16, and Rich Beasely, 52, are suspected of killing three Craigslist jobseekers and wounding another. /

An Ohio coroner says a man suspected of being the third fatal victim of a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme died in August, weeks before the suspected killings of two othervictims.

The body of Ralph Geiger was discovered Nov. 25 in Noble County in rural southeastern Ohio during an investigation into two other deaths and the wounding of a fourth man.

Noble County Coroner Alan Spencer lists Geiger's date of death as around Aug. 9, according to a copy of Geiger's death certificate obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Authorities believe the other victims were killed in October and November.

Police have identified 16-year-old high school student Brogan Rafferty and 52-year-old self-styled preacher Rich Beasely as suspects. Rafferty is not eligible for the death penalty since he is under the age of 18.